Urban Themes

[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 09:50
INTA will hold a workshop at the Innovative City Forum 2018, on the theme "Why urban and rural territories need solidarity?". The Forum will take place from June 26 to 27, 2018, in Nice, and the workshop on June 27, from 11:30 to 12:30 in the Picasso Room. Metropolitan territories are economically powerful territories with a supranational dimension, but they should not exclude medium-sized towns... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 09:44
THIS EVENT IS BY INVITATION ONLY.The Hungry Cities Partnership (HCP), the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Queen Elizabeth Scholars (QES-AS) Program are hosting a conference on Urbanization, Food Systems and Sustainability in the Global South on 3-4 July 2018 at the Balsillie School in Waterloo, Ontario, funded by SSHRC, the BSIA, WLU and the IDRC.The primary objective of... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 09:37
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization (CSU), and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) are pleased to invite you to an event entitled: The Role of Information Technology: Implementing the New Urban Agenda to Achieve Sustainable Development. This conference will examine the impact of technology on cities now and in the future... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 09:17
Organization: UN-Habitat - United Nations Human Settlements Programme Country: Kenya City: Nairobi Office: UN-Habitat Nairobi Grade: NOB Closing date: Wednesday, 4 July 2018 Posting Title: Associate Programme Management Officer, NOB Job Code Title: Associate Programme Management Officer Department/ Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme Duty Station: KABUL Posting Period: 5 June 2018... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 15:37
"Le Monde" launches the third Smart Cities "Le Monde" awards, which recognize innovations applied to the city. Applications must be sent before 25 February 2018 (Europe projects) or before 13 May (projects outside Europe). What will the cities of tomorrow look like? How can innovations serve the inhabitants, while respecting the privacy of citizens and including the entire population? What new... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 14:44
Organization: UN-Habitat - United Nations Human Settlements Programme Country: Kenya City: Nairobi Office: UN-Habitat Nairobi Grade: P-3 Closing date: Friday, 20 July 2018 Posting Title: PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER, P4 Job Code Title: PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER Department/ Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme Duty Station: NAIROBI Posting Period: 6 June 2018-20 July 2018 Job... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 14:36
Organization: UN-Habitat - United Nations Human Settlements Programme Country: Kenya City: Nairobi Office: UN-Habitat Nairobi Grade: P-3 Closing date: Wednesday, 27 June 2018 Posting Title: PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER, P3   Job Code Title: PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER Department/ Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme Duty Station: BRUSSELS Posting Period: 29 May 2018-27 June 2018... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 14:10
Organization: UN-Habitat - United Nations Human Settlements Programme Country: Kenya City: Nairobi Office: UN-Habitat Nairobi Grade: I-1 Closing date: Tuesday, 19 June 2018   Posting Title: INTERN - Programme Assistant, I (Temporary Job Opening) Job Code Title: INTERN - PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT Department/ Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme Duty Station: MAPUTO Posting Period: 5 June... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 11:44
BOSTON – Ever since the ancient Greek poet Theocritus wrote his pastoral idylls romanticizing rural life, people have been pondering how to build cities that are in concert with their natural surroundings. But with rates of urbanization growing exponentially around the world , the need for greener cities has never been more urgent. Fortunately, innovation and technology can help strike this long-... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 11:36
Researchers have taken a look at the carbon footprints of 13,000 cities in a large study of the world's urban areas. A study on the findings, led by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, was published in Environmental Research Letters. The team looked at the carbon emissions of each city, and then ranked them in order. A city in this study was defined as being a “contiguous densely... Read more

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